Walmart rolls back prices on Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPad mini 2

Walmart rolls back prices on Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPad mini 2
Discount retailer Walmart loves to rollback prices. Now, it is taking the business end of an eraser and is cutting prices on a couple of older Apple devices. The Apple iPhone 5s starts at $149 for the 16GB model, a savings of 67% from the regular price of $450. The phone is compatible with the Walmart Straight Talk pre-paid MVNO.

Also getting a price cut at Walmart is the Apple iPad mini 2. The 16GB version of the Wi-Fi only slate is priced at $229. That represents a discount of $40, or 15%, from the usual price of $269. The 32GB Wi-Fi only Apple iPad mini 2 is priced at $279. That also represents a $40 savings from the $319 regular price.Want the percentage savings on that deal? It comes to 13%.

Straight Talk's unlimited plans come with unlimited talk, text and data. For $45 a month, your unlimited data includes 5GB of high-speed data. Once that is consumed, you get 2G data speeds for the balance of the month. Need more data? Add just $10 a month to $55, and the amount of high-speed data you receive is 10GB. Again, once that amount is consumed, you will have 2G data speeds for the rest of the month.

For a one time $149 payment and $55 a month, Walmart can have you rockin' a 16GB Apple iPhone 5s (which is the first model with Touch ID) with 10GB of high-speed data at your fingertips each month.

For more information, click on the sourcelinks found below.

source: Walmart (1), (2), StraightTalk

Related phones

iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1570 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPad mini 2
  • Display 7.9" 2048 x 1536 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A7, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 6471 mAh



1. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Where are the idiots who always say that the iPhones have great resale value. Ah, yes the resale value of roll back.

2. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

WTF are you talking about? The 5s came out 3 years ago, plus this is a DEAL dumbass! At Walmart, the s5 is less than 130 dollars unlocked. Next time use your damn brain before writing a comment.

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

BTW, the 6 and 6+ still retail for over 300$, compared to the s6, which came out a year after, at 350$. If you're going to troll or waste your time looking like an imbecile, at least make it interesting.

6. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Oh, I see your one of the idiots who likes to talk about resale value about Apple products. When users paid around $600 for an iPhone 5s at the time. Yet, now Walmart is selling a new prepaid iPhone 5 for $149. Sure we all know the iPhone 5s is an older device now. But this is proof that people should think twice when they bring up that crap about Apple devices having a great resale value. This article put that crappy, well in the crapper. Ah, do you feel bad that you can't use resale value as an argument any more.

10. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Are you literally mentally impaired? I'll go as slow as possible so you can understand:​! Over the course of three years, it has deprecated in value by a quarter a year. Meanwhile, the beloved Samsung Galaxy s5, released a year later mind you, is now under 130 dollars from its hefty 650$ price tag at launch. Do the math slowburn. You can clearly see who held their value lomger. Some of you Android fanboys have the intelligence of four year old children lmao!

12. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

dude, r u stupid? I bought the note 4 and iPhone 6 plus together in 2014, now my 6 plus is worth almost twice as my note 4 just bare resale value. I paid around 750 USD for my note 4 back then, and around 850 for my 6plus (not including tex for both), now my note4 is worth around 200USD while the 6plus is around 400-500USD (64GB model). Even though I don't really care, because I never think about resale value when I buy stuff, but I gotta admit android phones drops price way faster compared to iPhones, probably because they push put so many phones each year, each one having better specs than the last one, the phones age way faster compared to iPhone.

18. IAmBackJustToComment unregistered

When the iPhone 5S was released in the US, all carriers except T-Mobile I believe were all doing subsidized phone plans, so practically nobody in the US purchased an iPhone for 600 or more dollars. They most likely paid 200 for it. 200 at launch for the 16GB. People don't even pay the 650+ now, since it's all payment plans. They just pay monthly. Nobody in the US, except a few people like myself, are buying phones outright. Again, like I told the other person. What you're talking about is not resell value, it's a specific prepaid carrier offering a locked iPhone 5S for 150 to get people onto their carrier.

14. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

S6 at Walmart about $500 to about $650 Yes I did look all this up, I am not just guessing.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Really? They must have been carrier locked because I dont see that price S6 - S6 Edge - S6 Edge+ - All are factury unlocked. Show me your claim. We arent talking about refurbs or carrier locked ones. So if you saw an S6 for $ was used or carrier locked. Like here the VZW locked one is (see for yourself) Also that 5S is for Straight Talk. That is why its so cheap. The ones for a major carrier are $100 more. Also since most people buy phones on monthly payments, since the phoen is only a year old, its only worth 50% its original price. Anyone who would pay more than $300 for a use or refurb for a year old phone is a dunce. Only iPhone idiots would pay that.

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

A phone loses 25% of its value every 6 months. Anyone who would pay more than that for a "USED" or "REFURB" is stupid. When a phone is brand new in box they tend to lose roughly 10%-15% of their value. Carrier locked phones lose value quicker than International/unlocked models. Unlocked models are more due to the fact, less of them are sold in certain markets which drive up cost due to lower sales. In the US, carrier unlocked model provide no benefit because only 2 major carriers can use unlocked phones and that ATT and VZW. Unlocked phones at least for Android, wont work on VZW and Sprint and others. Why Samsung doesn't put all the radios in their phone is beyond me. They did put them all in the S6

13. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Need to do some research. The s5 is $299 to about $450 at Walmart, not $130

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Whatever floats your boat champ. I don't think I'd be bragging about the phone costing less than half it's price after less than two years though.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Still far from the $130 you were saying .

17. IAmBackJustToComment unregistered

You don't understand what resell value is, do you? I literally made this account to comment to you, so listen up, and listen well. Resell value would be an already purchased phone, a used phone. These prices that Wal-Mart and other retailers are listing their products have nothing to do with resell value. These are special deals. Now say you don't want a Straight Talk iPhone, you want a Verizon iPhone. If you go online, to a site like, which I find to be the most reliable site in the US for reselling and finding out what your phone is really worth, you'll see that an iPhone 5S' resell value is at around 180 whereas the Galaxy S5's is at around 130. Now go on that site and other sites and compare the values of phones in comparison to the iPhones of the same year's release and you'll find that the iPhone corresponding to that year always has a higher resell value than any of the Android competitors.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

A 2 year old phone should cost less than 1/2 its price...not everyone tries to overcharge for a phone. That fact you are willing to pay more for a boring device, just shows you are stupid. You dont dictate prices, the market does. if fools want to pay more for less phone, then let them. if you want to be foolish, then be foolish by yourself. Not everyone wanst to pay higher for lesser. When are you stupidtons ever going to figure that out. What planet do you liv eon where the Galaxy S5 which is 2 years old is $130? What...used? Refurbed? They cost $250. The phone was only $599 on its release, except on greedy carriers liek T-Mobile and ATT. VZW has them for $599 new when they came out. The phone now has 2 newer models. Again, only stupid ignorant Apple fans who have no idea what true value is, will pay for for a almost 3 year old phone at a higher cost. Compare them side by side - - Which one is actually worth ist cost. The S5 takes better pictures than any of the iPhone 6 models even the latest one. Has a better display too according to DXOmark, the S5 display was the best in its class only beaten by the Note. Just like what you like an leave us alone you loser. Your precious overprice, small battery, poor picture taking, small storage having, oversized bezeled phone that you pay way to much for, was bought with your money. everyone does want or have to spend that much to get euqal or better. I would be ashamed for paying more for less. Which is how I feel about this crappy iPad Pro 9.7. I dont even use it hardly and I just got t a month ago. It simply sucks. Everything of nothing is what has changed. Just enjoy what you have. Android phones tend to fall quick due to not using an exclusive OS or a greedy owner. What is Apple doing with that money? Nothing! Enjoy your overpriced toy and stop trying to compare your wrong @$$ numbers

24. IAmBackJustToComment unregistered

Yes, we are talking about used. Aka, re-sale value, you buy a phone and you want to buy a new one so you want to sell your old one. A Galaxy S5 is worth around 130 dollars. Get your panties out of your bum and learn some basic reading comprehension before having a heart attack all over the comment section.

3. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Can you buy it for $149 and not use Walmart's plan? Just buy it for $149 and use it on another carrier or on your current plan?

5. MoonlitTear

Posts: 52; Member since: Jun 09, 2008

Not that I have found.

7. sgodsell

Posts: 7363; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

It's prepaid. So there is no plan.

9. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Yes you can, but you need to unlock first.

8. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Nobody can afford an iPhone lol.

11. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

$150 for a 5S? Want! Here, used beat up iPhone 5 (not 5S) are going for $180... Can anyone ship it to me?! Please, Pretty please "with sugar on top"...

19. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

In our country, a second hand iPhone 5S 16GB with dents and scratches costs $230.

20. libra89

Posts: 2280; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah this is shocking, My brother just got a 5s for $180 with a new battery.

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